TR (LV) has two workouts scheduled for my final week before an A race.
Bernard -5: 30 min Vo2 (Mon) Dans: 30 min at 50% FTP. (Wed) Doing openers on course (Fri) Race Sat.
I was under the assumption that tapering should be the same intensity at approx 50% volume. However my LV plan has gone from 3.5 hrs down to 1 hour with only one sesh with reduced intensity. Typically I ride 10-14 hours a week. 3 TR sessions and 2-3 outdoor Z2 sessions at 3-5 hrs in length. I thought I would drop the long Z2 rides and do 2 x 30-45 min intensity sessions. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?
Sorry about the confusion, yes, this was my main event this year and the only event that I planned for. I did do a local event about 4 weeks ahead of this, but that was because the weather was nice that day… I’m just a nutjob dedicated to training so I don’t need a lot of races to get motivated!
My n=1, I’ve found the likes of west vidette +1 and pettit +1 work best for me as an “opener” the day before a race. Trulli and Cajon just a bit too hard, but the couple of sprint efforts are enough. I feel I need something, but just tick over. Often it’s just an easy spin.